Rackheath Primary School

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What makes a good boat?

This week we have been looking at how the shape of a boat changes the effect of water resistance!

To do this the children children were set the challenge of designing and building a foil boat, of any shape, that can carry the highest number of marbles as possible. Below are our pictures that show our different boats!

We found out that the wider and longer the boat, the more marbles it will be able to carry (as long as the sides are strong enough!!) The is because it will create more water resistance or upthrust.

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